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Goin Underground

It's happened: you've turned 25. This begs the question, as a semi responsible adult, where do you go to get all the house party charm without having to go to an actual house party? The answer is the PH Comedy Theater.

Located in the heard of Andersonville, just off the Berwyn stop, PH is a comedy hot spot unlike any other in the city. Founded by improv actors and comedians, it is exclusively for the use of improv actors and comedians. It's the alternative to the more institutional options, Zanies and Second City. PH is the new kid on the block, and a place where the little guys decided to carve a place for themselves.

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Summer Delight: NYC Theater Edition

Summer in the city can be tough...annoyingly humid days followed by torrential downpours, no one in sight on the weekends, and the same ol' shtick going on every day. Do something a little different from hitting the nearest bar and binge drinking all night -- check out one of these six great shows going on throughout the month of August. And if you still feel the need to drink till you pass out, well, at least you got some good theater in before the lights went out.

The Moth Storyslam: Listen to true personal stories at The Bell House at this epic open mic night. The storyslam will feature 10 stories by Brooklyn's general public. If you want to participate, come prepared with a five minute story and put your name in the hat and hope to be chosen! Peter Aguero will host the evening, beginning at 7:30pm on August 6th. There will be 10 stories, 3 judges, and one winner. Come prepared!

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Mix Up Your Routine with Horse Trade Theater

Horse Trade Theater Group always brings it for theater junkies and this month is no different. Celebrate Spring by broadening your mind with a variety of shows all month long. From comedy, to variety, to burlesque, there's a little something for everyone. Check out the schedule below and don't forget to purchase your tickets here!

COMEDY

The Skinny
Wednesday, May 9 @ 8pm $10
The Red Room (85 East 4th Street)
The Skinny is a political comedy talk show with a twist: The host, Peter DeGiglio, is just an average schnook struggling to wrap his head around the events that shape our world. Joining him is a discussion panel of real life experts and a plethora of wacky variety acts.

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Horse Trade Theater's Got the Goods in February

Horse Trade Theater does is it again in February, outdoing themselves with a jam-packed line-up of shows for YOU. From comedy to variety and burlesque to plays, there is truly something for everyone this month, and with prices that can't be beat, you really can't go wrong. Take your pick of plenty from the list below and reserve your tickets today!

The Skinny
Wednesday, February 1 @ 8pm $10
The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)
The Skinny is a political comedy talk show with a twist: The host, Peter DeGiglio, is just an average schnook struggling to wrap his head around the events that shape our world. Joining him is a discussion panel of real life experts and a plethora of wacky variety acts.

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November at 116

November is all the rage at 116 MacDougal. There are events up the wazoo happening at this historic venue and there is a 2-for-1 happy hour every night until 9pm (even during events). Whether you're into LOLing, poetry readings, singing till you have no voice or listening to others sing till they drop, there is an event (or two, or three...) for you at 116. Check out their schedule of events below!

For laughs:
Mondays 11/07, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28, 8pm
Gaslight Refueled
Live stand-up with comics from Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, Howard Stern Show, NBC, BBC, WeTV, and more. Vicky Kuperman hosts. Karaoke follows!
No cover, no drink minimum, 2 for 1 drinks until 9pm

THE HOT SPOT
September is Slammin' at 116

September may mean that it's time to go out with that extra sweater in tow, but there's no need to carry a frown when you're headed to 116 MacDougal. With their September line-up of events, there's something for everyone to look forward to.Even better, there is no cover for their weekly events.

Mondays: Hit up Gaslight Refueled (8pm) for live stand-up comedy with funny peeps from Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, NBC, and more, with host Vicky Kuperman.

Tuesdays: Hit up Open Mic (6pm) where the legendary Gaslight stage plays host to singers, poets, comics, and storytellers with host Manoo Halati.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Motherly Love at Leotah's Place

"Mary Leotah was a beautiful mother who taught me how to fix her coffee once I learned to have grips on objects, as well as the importance of hospitality, relationships, and listening to others to create change," recalls Brittney Lewis on her coffehouse blog. Known by her friends as Blew, the University of Arts graduate recently opened Leotah's Place Coffeehouse in East Kensington.

Leotah's Place is living up to her mother's inspiration by supporting local and ecofriendly distributors while providing food, drinks, and cultural events. There are three rooms full of cozy chairs and couches with bulletin boards and tables that are open for locals to post about community issues and businesses.